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RACE # 10- Cuyuna Lakes Crusher - August 20


Avery & Duncan Trio will perform during the Crusher Happy Hour August 19 beginning at 5 pm

WE ARE EXCITED AND HONORED TO HOST RACE #10 THIS YEAR IN THE MNMBS. MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT! CHECK OUT OUR FUN-FILLED EVENTS WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU AUGUST 19-20!

Saturday, August 19, 2017 – Cuyuna Lakes Crusher Happy Hour!

  • Located between Cuyuna Brewing and The Spalding House on Main Street in Crosby.
  • Come up early for registration and racer bag pickup from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. There will be live music by Avery & Duncan Trio. For more info about the band visit them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AveryandDuncan/
  • Food provided by Maucieri’s Bistro on Wheels throughout the evening.
  • Cuyuna Crusher Happy Hour Special! Buy a Cuyuna Crusher Mason glass for $10 and get your first beer pour for FREE!
  • Event Merchandise Sales (T-Shirts, socks, and commemorative glasses)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

  • MN Mountain Bike Series Race Program - Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area - Mahnomen Unit 
  • The real "Red Dirt Church", optional - Singing, Scripture and morning devotional at the Pennington trail head beach @ 8:30 a.m. sponsored by Lifespring and Crosby Assembly of God church’s
  • See more details on event poster below!

 

 

CROSBY HAPPENINGS, MAKE YOUR VISIT TO CUYUNA A WEEKEND TRIP! - HERITAGE DAYS IN CROSBY!

Friday, Aug. 18 - Customer Appreciation at Crosby area businesses, Steak & Shrimp Fry, kid's backyard games and slip 'n slide at Morningside Park in Ironton & More!

Sat. Aug. 19 - Cuyuna Crusher Happy Hour, FREE Yoga on the Beach, Car Show, Fine Arts & Crafts, Children's Games, Loon-Calling Contest, Face Painting, Live Music, Water Wars, & More!

Racer Goodies!


Each racer will receive local goodies from our sponsors in this canvas racer bag!

Cuyuna Crusher Merchandise for Sale


Crusher Socks Only $10!

Cuyuna Crusher T-Shirts $20

Cuyuna Crusher Event Drinking Glasses $5


Cuyuna Crusher Happy Hour Special! Buy a glass for $10 and get your first beer pour for FREE!

Sponsored by City of Crosby

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Sponsored by City of Cuyuna

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Sponsored by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

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Sponsored by Cycle Path & Paddle

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Sponsored by Crosby Dairy Queen

Crosby Dairy Queen

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Sponsored by Woodtick Inn

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Sponsored by North Country Cafe

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Course Maps


Cuyuna Crusher Site Map

STRAVA - 2017 Cuyuna Crusher Route Marathon/Sport/Comp/Elite

Cuyuna Crusher 2017 - Turn by turn directions for Marathon, Sport, Comp, and Elite Classes. *Please note double track passing opportunities are noted in description. All other trails are singletrack. Beginning at Miner’s Mountain Rally Center on road in front of picnic pavilion, racers will head south. .3 miles: turn right on snowmobile trail (passing opportunity continues.) 1.7 miles: Turn right and cross Cuyuna State Trail to enter Bootcamp. 2.75 miles: Exit Bootcamp, turn right on overburden road (passing opportunity) 3.15 miles: Turn right to enter Easy Street. 3.3 miles: Turn left off Easy Street, cross overburden road, enter Mucker Mountain. 3.32 miles: Stay Right to climb Mucker Mountain. 4.35 miles: Stay left entering Little Sidewinder. (Marked as location 10 on sign and trail maps.) 4.57 miles: Turn right exiting Little Sidewinder and follow overburden road (passing opportunity) 4.79 miles: Turn left onto Grub Stake (note this is “wrong way” for short distance.) 4.82 miles: Turn right onto Little Sidewinder (Marked as location 16 on sign and trail maps.) 5.08 miles: Go straight to enter Sandhog Mountain trail. 6.48 miles: End Sandhog. Take right onto overburden road (passing opportunity) 6.65 miles: Turn left on smaller overburden road. 6.69 miles: Turn left onto Easy Street. 7.0 miles: Turn left, exiting Easy Street onto Trammer. 7.04 miles: Turn left on overburden road (Marked as location 35 on sign and trail maps. Final passing opportunity) 7.13 miles: Turn left at EMS access “G” intersection then straight ahead to Trammer downhill marked as location 37 on sign and trail maps. 7.26 miles: Take Right onto Rolly Polly (Marked as location 32 on sign and trail maps. Please note this is a somewhat difficult turn to see coming and is at the bottom of a descent.) 7.51 miles: Continue straight onto Sidewinder. 7.65 miles: Cross gravel road and continue straight ahead on Sidewinder. 7.73 miles: Left onto Easy Street marked as location 49 on sign and trail maps. 7.83 miles Turn right off Easy Street at Rally Center and finish or lap depending on class

STRAVA - Citizen Course

Turn by turn directions for Citizen Class. *Please note double track passing opportunities are noted in description. All other trails are singletrack. Beginning at Miner’s Mountain Rally Center on road in front of picnic pavilion, racers will head south. .3 miles: turn right on snowmobile trail (passing opportunity continues.) 1.7 miles: Turn right and cross Cuyuna State Trail to enter Bootcamp. 2.75 miles: Exit Bootcamp, turn right on overburden road (passing opportunity) 3.15 miles: Turn right to enter Easy Street. 3.3 miles: Turn left off Easy Street, cross overburden road, enter Mucker Mountain. 3.32 miles: Stay Right to climb Mucker Mountain. 4.35 miles: Stay left entering Little Sidewinder. (Marked as location 10 on sign and trail maps.) 4.57 miles: Turn right exiting Little Sidewinder and follow overburden road (passing opportunity) 4.79 miles: Turn left onto Grub Stake (note this is “wrong way” for short distance.) 4.82 miles: Turn right onto Little Sidewinder (Marked as location 16 on sign and trail maps.) 5.08 miles: Turn Right (marked as location 18 on trail map and trail sign) towards gravel road and take a left on road (passing opportunity) 5.2 miles: Turn right on smaller gravel road then immediately left onto Easy Street. 5.5 miles: Turn left, exiting Easy Street onto Trammer. 5.54 miles: Turn left on overburden road (Marked as location 35 on sign and trail maps. Final passing opportunity) 5.63 miles: Turn left at EMS access “G” intersection then straight ahead to Trammer downhill marked as location 37 on sign and trail maps. 5.76 miles: Take Right onto Rolly Polly (Marked as location 32 on sign and trail maps. Please note this is a somewhat difficult turn to see coming and is at the bottom of a descent.) 6 miles: Continue straight onto Sidewinder. 6.15 miles: Cross gravel road and continue straight ahead on Sidewinder. 6.23 miles: Left onto Easy Street marked as location 49 on sign and trail maps. 6.33 miles Turn right off Easy Street at Rally Center and cross finish line.

STRAVA - 2017 Cuyuna Crusher Kids Comp Course

Cuyuna Crusher 2017 - Turn by turn directions for Kids Comp class. Beginning at Miner’s Mountain Rally Center on road in front of picnic pavilion, racers will head south. .3 miles: turn right on snowmobile trail (passing opportunity) 1.7 miles: Turn right and cross Cuyuna State Trail to enter Bootcamp. 2.75 miles: Exit Bootcamp, turn right on overburden road (passing opportunity) 3.15 miles: Turn right to enter Easy Street. 4.6 miles: Turn right off Easy Street at Rally Center and cross finish line.

Online Registration

Day Of Registration

Please print the following form front to back on one page of paper.  Must be signed on the back side of the sheet of paper.

Sunday Races - Start Times, Fees

Race Start Time Approximate Distance # of Laps Pre - Registration Day of Registration
Kids Comp 9:00 AM 4.5 miles 1 $11 $16
Citizen 9:30 AM 6.3 miles 1 $22 $32
Marathon 10:50 AM 4 HOURS $31 $42
Sport 11:00 AM 15.8 miles 2 $27 $38
Kids Comp/Citizen Awards 11:15 AM
Kids Fun Race** 12:45 PM Free** Free**
Elite Men 1:10 PM 31.6 miles 4 $31 $42
Elite Women 1:12 PM 23.7 miles 3 $31 $42
Comp SS Open/Fatbike Open 1:15 PM 23.7 miles 3 $27 $38
Comp Age Groups 1:18 PM 23.7 miles 3 $27 $38
All Riders 18 and under $16 $22
Sport Awards 1:30 PM
Comp/SS/Fatbike & Elite Awards 3:45 PM

Awards

Medal & award presentation ceremonies will immediately follow the completion of each event. 


Medals will be awarded 3 places deep in each age group for all race classes. Cash payout, up to 15 places deep to Expert Male and Female Overall. Payout guidelines. 

Additional swag will be given out during award ceremonies. 

 

OVERFLOW PARKING & SHUTTLE INFORMATION

Overflow parking will be available on the large lot at the corner of Irene Avenue and Hematite Street in Ironton, next to Morningside Park. There will be a shuttle available from 8:00 – 1:00 p.m. to transport attendees to the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA). The shuttle will be running continuously throughout those times. 

Pre-Ride

Download the STRAVA map (link above under course maps) and pre-ride the course. Course will be marked race day morning.

 

Concession Information

Maucieri's Bistro on Wheels will have Concessions available during the Crusher Happy Hour on August 19 and race day August 20 in the Mahnomen Unit of the Cuyuna Country State Rec Area. 

Mixed Company A Kava House will be serving coffee and breakfast items.

Did you know Maucieri's Italian Bistro was voted the 2016 WCCO Viewers’ Choice for Best Pasta in Minnesota?!

Check their website out here: http://maucieris.dropzite.com/

 

 

Local Lodging

IMPORTANT INFORMATION! YOU WILL WANT TO BOOK LODGING EARLY!  There is another large event happening in the lakes area and lodging may be hard to come by, book early at any of the locations listed below!

Cuyuna Lakes Chamber lodging: 

http://cuyunalakes.com/businessdirectory.aspx?category=10

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Camping:

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/cuyuna_country/camping.html

Country Inn Deerwoodhttp://www.countryinndeerwood.com/

Spalding House - Hostel Style Lodging:  5 Single (one person) rooms - $50/nt; 2 Triple (three person) rooms - $75/nt. Call 218-546-6060 for booking or find us on Airbnb

Hallett House Bed & Breakfast: 218-772-0304 or http://halletthouse.lodgify.com/

True North Basecamp: 218-833-2267 or http://truenorthbasecamp.com/

Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge: 855-557-3237 or http://www.ruttgers.com/

Deerwood Motel: 218-534-3163 or http://deerwoodmotel.com/ 

City of Crosby Memorial Park: Call 218-546-5021 for reservations.
 

City of Cuyuna: several sites for pitching a tent or parking an RV; along with the shower/bathroom facility at the track. For Reservations visit: https://cuyuna.checkfront.com/reserve/#D20170801

Grand Casino Mille Lacs: 777 Grand Avenue, Onamia, MN 56359
800-626-5825

 

Contact Information

 

Cuyuna Lakes Chamber/Promoter

Jessica Holmvig

218-546-8131 Office

 

 

 

A Plea From the
MNMBS Executive Committee
Cuyuna Crusher - Mountain Bike Fest!

 
 

  1. The parking lot at the Mahnomen Unit has been expanded (more than 100 parking spots added) and reconfigured as a great place to hang out including access to the Huntington Mine Lake
  2. It’s history, dude – did you know the very first manned space flight in the U.S. to reach over 100,000 ft took place from Cuyuna’s Portsmouth Mine back in 1957 when it was 500 ft deep?  On the north side of Portsmouth, there’s a trail section called Man High Hill (get it?).  Really – a scientist was welded into an aluminum capsule, loaded on a trailer with a huge balloon, and brought to the Portsmouth Mine.  The balloon needed 200 ft. of clean air to inflate, and then ascended to 101,516 ft and drifted for 32 hours before it landed.  There’s a kiosk just off the paved trail near Highway 6 and the Portsmouth Mine Lake commemorating the event.

Join Us for the Cuyuna Lakes Crusher This Weekend!

 

Cuyuna’s swoopy singletrack is in great shape – fast and flowing, and the mine lakes are perfect for post race swimming.  Here’s the weekend schedule:

Saturday, August 19, 2017 – Cuyuna Lakes Crusher Happy Hour!

  • Located between Cuyuna Brewing and The Spalding House on Main Street in Crosby.
  • Come up early for registration from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. There will be live music, and food provided by Maucieri’s Catering throughout the evening.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 – the full MNMBS cross country schedule starting with Kids Comp at 9 am.  New routes all classes, with Sport/Comp/Elite and Marathon running Cuyuna’s best climbs and bermed corners.  

Pre-registration ends at 8 pm Thursday.  Race-day registration possible but expensive.  See you at Cuyuna!